Salad stuffed cars are a super fun way to eat salad. This is a kid-friendly idea that’s simple to make. It’s a creative way to get kids to eat more vegetables.
Salad Stuffed Cars
Salad, in my opinion is delicious, but most kids pass it by when it’s on the table for a picnic or party. It’s definitely not their first choice; well for most of them, not all of them. However, what happens when there’s a platter of salad stuffed cars? It’s a head turner and a game changer! Salad is suddenly noticeable and becomes just a little more edible; even for adults.
You can actually pick these peppers, turned cars, up and crunch right into them by holding them, no fork is actually required. These cubanelle peppers are just the right size to pick up and eat. Each one is stuffed with a chopped salad prepped in a food processor or mini chopper.
Making salad stuffed cars is a great way to involve kids in your party planning process. Here is the recipe for your to shop, fill and serve to your little guests…
- 2 Cubanelle peppers
- 3 cups salad greens
- 2 tablespoons Craisins®
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons avocado ranch dressing
- 8 cucumber slices
- Vegetable cream cheese
- 4 candy eyes (optional)
Cut the top off of two washed Cubanelle peppers and remove the seeds and insides of the pepper.
Place the salad greens, Craisins®, sunflower seeds and avocado ranch dressing into a mini chopper. Chop the ingredients.
Fill the hollowed peppers with the chopped salad and place them on their side on a plate or tray.
Using cream cheese as edible food glue, attach 4 cucumber slices to each of the peppers to create car wheels.
Optional: Add two candy eyes on top of each car using the vegetable cream cheese to hold them in place.
The Eyes: Candy eyes can be located in the baking aisle of your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets.
The Dressing: You can locate the avocado ranch dressing in the produce area coolers of your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets. You can use your favorite ranch dressing as an alternative.
Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that help to encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:
- Measuring ingredients
- Following directions
- Preparing vegetables
- Cutting skills and knife safety
- Chopping and food processor or chopper safety
PICS: When shopping at Price Chopper or Market 32 Supermarkets check out PICS; it’s their preferred brand and the one we choose at the Price Chopper Market 32 Kids Cooking Club.
Serving: If you watched the video you will realize we served these salad stuffed cars as part of Memorial Day Recipe share. Here is a link to the Sandwich Kabobs so that you can add to the veggie filled yum fun!